Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Garden Spider

This lady lives by the front door. She regularly rids us of yellow jackets and other undesirables.
I love the little "zipper" line of her web. Anybody know what kind she is?

7 comments:

  1. She IS pretty! I have no idea of spider kinds. Great photo, MK!

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  2. I ran across this today:
    “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
    ---John Donne
    and thought of our love of Autumn!

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  3. garden spider

    Our farrier once told me the "old folks" called them good news spiders. He couldn't explain why.

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  4. http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/black_and_yellow_argiope.htm

    spiders are fascinating to me!

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  5. commonly called Black and Yellow Garden Spider :)

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  6. That looks like the same type of spider that loves our red raspberry patch. We call them Golden Orbs. That isn't something I looked up and know it is correct, but it is the name I have heard for them....

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  7. Julia named her Bella :) We noticed today that she is gone. Perhaps gone to have babies? Shiver!!!

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